Parallel Bible results for Romans 4

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Romans 4

RHE 1 What shall we say then that Abraham hath found, who is our father according to the flesh? NIV 1 What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather, discovered in this matter? RHE 2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory, but not before God. NIV 2 If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about--but not before God. RHE 3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God: and it was reputed to him unto justice. NIV 3 What does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness." RHE 4 Now to him that worketh, the reward is not reckoned according to grace but according to debt. NIV 4 Now when a man works, his wages are not credited to him as a gift, but as an obligation. RHE 5 But to him that worketh not, yet believeth in him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is reputed to justice, according to the purpose of the grace of God. NIV 5 However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness. RHE 6 As David also termeth the blessedness of a man to whom God reputeth justice without works: NIV 6 David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works: RHE 7 Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven: and whose sins are covered. NIV 7 "Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. RHE 8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord hath not imputed sin. NIV 8 Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will never count against him." RHE 9 This blessedness then, doth it remain in the circumcision only or in the uncircumcision also? For we say that unto Abraham faith was reputed to justice. NIV 9 Is this blessedness only for the circumcised, or also for the uncircumcised? We have been saying that Abraham's faith was credited to him as righteousness. RHE 10 How then was it reputed? When he was in circumcision or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. NIV 10 Under what circumstances was it credited? Was it after he was circumcised, or before? It was not after, but before! RHE 11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the justice of the faith which he had, being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, being uncircumcised: that unto them also it may be reputed to justice: NIV 11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. So then, he is the father of all who believe but have not been circumcised, in order that righteousness might be credited to them. RHE 12 And he might be the father of circumcision; not to them only that are of the circumcision, but to them also that follow the steps of the faith that is in the uncircumcision of our father Abraham. NIV 12 And he is also the father of the circumcised who not only are circumcised but who also walk in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham had before he was circumcised. RHE 13 For not through the law was the promise to Abraham or to his seed, that he should be heir of the world: but through the justice of faith. NIV 13 It was not through law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith. RHE 14 For if they who are of the law be heirs, faith is made void: the promise is made of no effect. NIV 14 For if those who live by law are heirs, faith has no value and the promise is worthless, RHE 15 For the law worketh wrath. For where there is no law, neither is there transgression. NIV 15 because law brings wrath. And where there is no law there is no transgression. RHE 16 Therefore is it of faith, that according to grace the promise might be firm to all the seed: not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all, NIV 16 Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham's offspring--not only to those who are of the law but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all. RHE 17 (As it is written: I have made thee a father of many nations), before God, whom he believed: who quickeneth the dead and calleth those things that are not, as those that are. NIV 17 As it is written: "I have made you a father of many nations." He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed--the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were. RHE 18 Who against hope believed in hope; that he might be made the father of many nations, according to that which was said to him: So shall thy seed be. NIV 18 Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, "So shall your offspring be." RHE 19 And he was not weak in faith. Neither did he consider his own body, now dead (whereas he was almost an hundred years old), nor the dead womb of Sara. NIV 19 Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead--since he was about a hundred years old--and that Sarah's womb was also dead. RHE 20 In the promise also of God he staggered not by distrust: but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God: NIV 20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, RHE 21 Most fully knowing that whatsoever he has promised, he is able also to perform. NIV 21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. RHE 22 And therefore it was reputed to him unto justice. NIV 22 This is why "it was credited to him as righteousness." RHE 23 Now it is not written only for him. that it was reputed to him unto justice, NIV 23 The words "it was credited to him" were written not for him alone, RHE 24 But also for us, to whom it shall be reputed, if we believe in him that raised up Jesus Christ, our Lord, from the dead, NIV 24 but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness--for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. RHE 25 Who was delivered up for our sins and rose again for our justification. NIV 25 He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.